Asphalt crack repair and Sealing to your Parking Lot or Driveway is and important step in increasing the life of your investment.
Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin has seen its share of harsh cold winters, the time is now to deal with cracks in asphalt and stop water from penetrating cracks and causing damage to the pavement’s foundation. In fall and winter, water gets into the cracks and as it freezes, it swells, causing the crack itself to expand and get larger.
It is important to have an asphalt crack repair program to protect your asphalt or black top investment. When left untreated, seemingly simple tracks become parking lot pot holes, sunken areas or even large crevices. Before you know it, you’re looking at expensive repairs and in extreme cases replacement. Parking Lot Repair is a an investment that can be manageable if you have a program to monitor your investment.
Ponding can occur due to a number of design and construction issues, including inadequate site drainage design, insufficient site preparation, poor native soils, or deficient subbase design and installation. A broken water pipe can undermine parking lot base material and cause portions of the lot to sink. Landscape irrigation adjacent to or uphill from the parking lot can allow water to work its way under portions of the parking lot and cause settlement.
Settlement can also occur when heavy traffic loads are imposed on areas intended for lighter traffic loads – for example, truckload sales held in areas designed for car parking only. Eliminating puddling can be difficult to accomplish on the cheap – existing elevations, structures, and curbing surrounding the parking lot can complicate providing for positive water flow. If inadequate site drainage performance is contributing to the standing water, the drainage issues must be addressed, or pavement repair will, at best, provide a Band-Aid solution, with the integrity of the soil bed and engineered subbase beneath the parking lot soon re-compromised. But fixing standing water issues in your parking lot is a bargain, compared to your liability exposure from not fixing them.
Munson, Inc. uses an elevation laser to pinpoint areas on an asphalt parking lot surface in need of correction, and it is usually not until after we have identified lot surface undulations that we can correctly identify the affected lot area(s) and proper measures and methods required for doing the repair right the first time. Most often, the surface area needing correction to eliminate standing water is larger than it appears to the naked eye. Much too often, we are called in to fix parking lots where standing water remains an issue after repair measures by other contractors were implemented. To prevent standing water issues for new or reconstructed parking lots, employ proper parking lot pavement design and construction, with emphasis on correct site drainage (surface, sub-surface, and the parking lot runoff), and pavement traffic loading.
Munson-Armstrong Paving Division has a team of expert advisers that are here to provide you with an expert consultation. Paying attention to details… That’s how MUNSON-ARMSTRONG PAVING DIV. has built its name and reputation since 1963. Details like considering variable ground and soil conditions, refusing to take short-cuts in the necessary prep work – and then demanding nothing less than the finest quality finish work. Our goal is simple – to provide asphalt and concrete construction and repair that lasts! Of course, we do offer maintenance services and repair work. We frequently do repairs for customers whose original contractor cut corners on quality in order to be lower priced.